Wednesday, November 16, 2011

It's Wednesday

It's another Wednesday. Here's what's happening....


Today is November 16th, the 320th day of 2011. There are 45 days left in the year.


NHL's Shanahan talks concussions, goalie protection.

Realignment discussions to continue next month.

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Today's Birthdays: Actress Marg Helgenberger (CSI) is 53; Jazz singer Diana Krall is 47; Actor Dean McDermott (Tori & Dean: Inn Love, Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood) is 45; Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart, The Dark Knight) is 34.


Winnipeg, MB. -- The way Lightning coach Guy Boucher sees it, the 30-minute, players-only meeting after Monday's 5-2 loss to the Jets might be the moment his players took control of their season.

It is one thing for coaches to yell, change tactics, yell, change pregame routines, yell, alter practice schedules and, — oh, yeah — yell. It is another, Boucher said, for players to hold each other accountable.

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Today is the International Day for Tolerance.


Twenty-Two Americans to Officiate at 2012 IIHF World Championships

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Twenty-two Americans will serve as referees or linesmen at International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships in 2012, it was announced today by USA Hockey.

"We continue to expand and enhance our efforts to help officials in our country reach the top levels of the sport," said Matt Leaf, director USA Hockey's officiating education program. "We are thrilled for all of these officials as they have the chance to showcase their skills on the highest international stage."

In all, American officials will be a part of 14 IIHF World Championship events, including the IIHF Men's World Championship in Helsinki, Finland, and Stockholm, Sweden; the IIHF Women's World Championship in Burlington, Vt.; the IIHF World Junior Championship in Calgary and Edmonton, Alta.; the IIHF U18 Men's World Championship in Brno and Znojmo, Czech Republic; and the IIHF U18 Women's World Championship in Zlin and Prerov, Czech Republic.

Among U.S. officials assigned to IIHF World Championships this year are Keith Kaval, Johnathan Morrison and Steve Patafie, who will each be working the IIHF Men's World Championship for the first time. Additionally, Alicia Hanrahan will be working her second IIHF Women's World Championship, while Tara Leighton and Laura Johnson will be making their first appearances at the event.

A full list of American referees and linesmen and their respective events is below.

American Officials Assigned to 2012 IIHF World Championships

2012 IIHF World Junior Championship
Calgary and Edmonton, Alta. • Dec. 26, 2011 - Jan. 5, 2012

Name Hometown Role
Ian Croft Thornton, Colo. Referee
Thomas Sterns Prior Lake, Minn. Referee
Christopher Woodworth Rochester, N.Y. Linesman
2012 IIHF U18 Women's World Championship - Division I
Tromso, Norway • Dec. 29, 2011 - Jan. 4, 2012

Name Hometown Role
Katie Guay Dedham, Mass. Referee
2012 IIHF U18 Women's World Championship
Zlin and Prerov, Czech Republic • Dec. 31, 2011 - Jan. 7, 2012

Name Hometown Role
Dina Allen Wheatfield, N.Y. Referee
Kate Connolly Philadelphia, Pa. Linesman
2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games - Women's Tournament
Innsbruck, Austria • Jan. 13-22, 2012

Name Hometown Role
Ceci Morris Elmhurst, Ill. Referee
2012 IIHF World Junior Championship - Division III
Dunedin, New Zealand • Jan. 16-22, 2012

Name Hometown Role
Dana Penkivech Apple Valley, Minn. Linesman
2012 IIHF Women's World Championship - Division I, Group A
Ventspils, Latvia • March 25-31, 2012

Name Hometown Role
Erin Blair Hoffman Estates, Ill. Referee
2012 IIHF Women's World Championship - Division II, Group A
Maribor, Slovenia • March 25-31, 2012

Name Hometown Role
Kristine Langley St. Louis Park, Minn. Referee
2012 IIHF Women's World Championship
Burlington, Vt. • April 7-14, 2012

Name Hometown Role
Alicia Hanrahan Costa Mesa, Calif. Linesman
Laura Johnson St. Peters, Mo. Linesman
Tara Leighton Fairbanks, Alaska Referee
2012 IIHF Women's World Championship - Division I, Group B
Hull, England • April 9-15, 2012

Name Hometown Role
Andrea Weissman Athens, Ga. Linesman
2012 IIHF U18 Men's World Championship - Division I, Group A
Piestany, Slovakia • April 11-17, 2012

Name Hometown Role
Fraser McIntyre Amherst, N.Y. Linesman
2012 IIHF U18 Men's World Championship - Division I, Group B
Szekesfehervar, Hungary • April 11-17, 2012

Name Hometown Role
Scott Bokal St. Louis, Mo. Referee
2012 IIHF U18 Men's World Championship
Brno and Znojmo, Czech Republic • April 12-22, 2012

Name Hometown Role
Harry Dumas Blue Anchor, N.J. Referee
Tommy George Monrovia, Md. Linesman
2012 IIHF Men's World Championship - Division I, Group A
Ljubljana, Slovenia • April 15-21, 2012

Name Hometown Role
Paul Carnathan Lilburn, Ga. Linesman
2012 IIHF Men's World Championship
Helsinki, Finland, and Stockholm, Sweden • May 4-20, 2012

Name Hometown Role
Keith Kaval Erie, Pa. Referee
Johnathan Morrison Mason City, Iowa Linesman
Steve Patafie Bethlehem, Ga. Referee

NOTES: Johnathan Morrison and Keith Kaval, who will be officiating at the 2012 IIHF Men's World Championship, both worked the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship gold-medal game in Buffalo, N.Y., on Jan. 5, 2011 ... In addition to the 22 Americans, 31 officials from other countries assigned to IIHF World Championships have participated in USA Hockey's Officiating Summer Development Camp Program as part of USA Hockey's continued cooperation with the IIHF in developing officials worldwide.

University of Wisconsin Unanimous No. 1 Selection
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2011-12 Women's College Hockey Poll - #8
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Last Week's Ranking
2011-12 RecordWeeks in Top 10
1University of Wisconsin, 190 (19)
2Cornell University, 161
3University of Minnesota, 160
4Boston College, 113
5Boston University, 107
6University of North Dakota, 82
7University of Minnesota Duluth, 78
8Northeastern University, 69
9Mercyhurst College, 48
10Harvard University, 26
Others receiving votes: Dartmouth College, 7; Bemidji State University, 4.
NOTES: The University of Wisconsin earned the No. 1 ranking for the eighth straight week ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with four ranked teams, while the Hockey East Association has three ranked teams and ECAC Hockey has two. Mercyhurst is the only College Hockey America team ranked ... A total of 12 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 15th annual USA Today/USA Hockey MagazineWomen’s College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the four NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.


People Magazine will announced its Sexiest Man Alive 2011 today (Wednesday). Last year's Sexiest Man was Ryan Reynolds.


Star Power: Your 2011 CFL All-Stars.

Expect a defensive battle for Eastern Final.

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Today is National Educational Support Professionals Day.


Beavers men's hoops look to continue winning ways against Hofstra.

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Visit the school's official athletics website by clicking here.


Oklahoma was admitted as the 46th state on this date in 1907.


The 2011 NFL season is underway. Here's the week ten results:

Week 10

Thursday, November 10th

Oakland 24 at San Diego 17

Sunday, November 13th

Arizona 21 at Philadelphia 19
Tennessee 30 at Carolina 3
Houston 37 at Tampa Bay 9
At Miami 20, Washington 9
Jacksonville 17 at Indianapolis 3
Denver 17 at Kansas City 10
At Dallas 44, Buffalo 7
New Orleans 26 at Atlanta 23 (OT)
St. Louis 13 at Cleveland 12
Pittsburgh 24 at Cincinnati 17
At Seattle 22, Baltimore 17
At San Francisco 27, NY Giants 20
At Chicago 37, Detroit 13
New England 37 at NY Jets 16

Monday, November 14th

At Green Bay 45, Minnesota 7

Week 11

Thursday, November 17th

Alltimes Eastern
NY Jets at Denver 8:20 PM

Sunday, November 20th

Tampa Bay at Green Bay 1:00 PM
Carolina at Detroit 1:00 PM
Jacksonville at Cleveland 1:00 PM
Oakland at Minnesota 1:00 PM
Buffalo at Miami 1:00 PM
Dallas at Washington 1:00 PM
Cincinnati at Baltimore 1:00 PM
Arizona at San Francisco 4:05 PM
Seattle at St. Louis 4:05 PM
Tennessee at Atlanta 4:15 PM
San Diego at Chicago 4:15 PM
Philadelphia at NY Giants 8:20 PM

Monday, November 21st

Kansas City at New England 8:30 PM

·Bye: Indianapolis, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Houston


According to British researchers, 70 percent of women require up to 20 minutes to decide whether or not to order dessert. (So that's what they're talking about in the ladies room.)


Hi Uncle Ric!


Combining her knowledge of biochemistry and clothing design, a German designer has begun making clothes from a textile that's made of pure milk. It feels like silk, is as washable as cotton, and is good for the environment -- and on top of that, it's great for those with sensitive skin. Anke Domaske aims to start mass-producing the material, called Qmilch, next year.


Today in Elvis History:

1957 - Elvis Presley's single "Trying To Get To You" hit #16 in the U.K.

1963 - Elvis Presley's single "Bossa Nova Baby" hit #8 in the U.S. The single's b-side, "Witchcraft," hit #32 in the U.S.

1963 - The compilation album "Elvis' Golden Records Records Volume 3" hit #3 in the U.S.


Military officials tells the Associated Press the book SEAL Target Geronimo, which purports to tell the real, hidden story of the Osama bin Laden raid, is blatantly false -- so much so that they're not even bothering to investigate who might have talked with the book's author. Among other things, author Chuck Pfarrer says SEALs shot bin Laden 90 seconds into the raid, not 45 minutes, and that SEALs are angry about how quickly the president announced the raid.


Today in Beatles History:

1978 - The movie version of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" opened. The Bee Gees, Peter Frampton and Billy Preston made their acting debuts in the movie.

2004 - The Beatles collection "The Capitol Albums, Vol. 1" was released. The four-CD collection contained the band's 1964 American album releases. "Meet the Beatles," "The Beatles Second Album," "Something New," and "Beatles '65" were digitally prepared from Capitol's vintage album masters and presented in both the original stereo and mono mixes released back in 1964.

2010 - The Beatles' 13 remastered studio albums were released on iTunes. Other releases included "Past Masters," the "Red" and "Blue" collections, a special digital "Beatles Box Set."


In China, citizens are buzzing over a video that shows a couple who decided to get frisky in a coffin. The video shows the couple passionately kissing and touching. Then, in the throes of passion, the man strips the female completely naked and then carries her to, and places her into, a coffin. Authorities are attempting to track the couple down.


Today in Sports History:

1926 - The New York Rangers played their first game in the NHL. They beat the Montreal Maroons 1-0.

1957 - Jim Brown (Cleveland Browns) set an NFL season rushing record of 1163 yards after only eight games.

1958 - Bill Russell (Boston Celtics) set a new NBA record when he got 32 rebounds in the first half of a game.

1969 - U.S. President Nixon became the first president to attend a regular season National Football League (NFL) game while in office. The Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins 41-28.

1982 - It was announced that the NFL and its players had a tentative agreement to end their 57 day strike.

1994 - Major League Soccer announced that it would start its inaugural season in 1996.

1997 - Morton Anderson (New Orleans Saints) became only the fifth player in NFL history to reach 1,600 career points when he kicked an extra point.

1998 - Roger Clemens (Toronto Blue Jays) became the first pitcher to win five Cy Young Awards.


Coca-Cola had its prototype for a countoured bottle patented on this date in 1915. The bottle made its commercial debut the next year.


Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins 7:30pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 3:30pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Washington Huskies 3:30pm EST

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway 4:00pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 6:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Green Bay Packers 1:00pm EST

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway 4:00pm EST


That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so again tomorrow. Thanks again!

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